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New Biotech Company Grows From MCG Diabetes And Genomic Research

July 19, 2010 5:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Medical College of Georgia ) A new biotech company has grown out of laboratory and clinical studies at the Medical College of Georgia with the goal of improving the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and cancer. Dr. Jin-Xiong She, director of the MCG Center for Biotechnology and...

iMANY Appoints Three Executives to Development Team to Meet Growing Market Demand for Contract Performance

July 19, 2010 4:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

iMANY, the leading provider of contract performance, announced three executive appointments to its development team. Gonzalo Castro will assume the role of Vice President of Product Management, Chip Alexander was named Chief Architect of User Interface and Experience, and Jin Huang was appointed...

Canadian plastics producer eyes ND ethane

July 19, 2010 4:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A slipping supply of a gas used in plastic manufacturing has prompted a Canadian petrochemical factory to pursue stocks from a North Dakota plant. And another Canadian company is proposing a 430-mile-long pipeline to move the ethane north in late 2012.Nova Chemicals Corp. says it has signed a...


Spill probe eyes anomalies in crew's response: report

July 19, 2010 12:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. authorities probing BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are looking into why workers missed signs of an impending explosion and have drawn up a list of more than 20 anomalies in the crew's response to them, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

China Three Gorges dam faces major flood test

July 18, 2010 10:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's massive Three Gorges dam is facing a major test of the flood control function that was one of the key justifications for its construction, as torrential rains swell the rivers that feed it, state media said Monday.

MECON Limited Successfully Developed Continuous NOx Monitoring System

July 18, 2010 10:25 pm | by IndiaPRwire | Comments

R&D Division of MECON Limited successfully Designed, Developed , and Field Tested Continuous NOx (Oxides of Nitrogen) Monitoring System

China seals oil port after spill

July 18, 2010 10:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) - China closed the Dalian Xingang oil port in northeast China, home to the country's largest oil reserve bases, after crude pipeline explosions spilled oil into the sea, an industry executive said on Monday.

Role of RNA polymerase in gene transcription demonstrated

July 18, 2010 8:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Biophysicists have provided new insight into the mechanisms of gene transcription. They developed a computer model to simulate how the transcription of RNA from DNA is initiated and demonstrate the active role that RNA polymerase plays. Understanding the mechanisms of gene transcription...


'Business as usual' crop development won't satisfy future demand, research finds

July 18, 2010 8:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Although global grain production must double by 2050 to address rising population and demand, new data suggests crop yields will suffer unless new approaches to adapt crop plants to climate change are adopted. Improved agronomic traits responsible for the remarkable increases in yield...

BP hopes to keep blown well capped

July 18, 2010 6:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc said on Sunday its new cap has stopped the oil that has gushed into the Gulf of Mexico for three months and hopes to keep it that way until a relief well can permanently seal the leak next month.

Engineers detect seepage near BP oil well

July 18, 2010 6:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Engineers monitoring BP Plc's damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico detected seepage on the ocean floor that could mean problems with the cap that has stopped oil from gushing into the water, the government's top oil spill official said on Sunday.

Analysis: Perfect storm brewing for La. economy

July 18, 2010 8:13 am | by ALAN SAYRE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

In the blink of an eye, the economic focus in Louisiana has shifted from recession recovery to avoiding actual and potential job losses piling up at a staggering rate.And there's very little that the state can do: The tally is due to the Obama administration decisions affecting petroleum,...

Republicans oppose broad U.S. energy bill: McConnell

July 18, 2010 7:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans "are happy" to consider legislation tied to the BP Plc oil spill but will not support a U.S. energy bill that includes climate regulations, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday.

E.On keeps options open on Italy nuclear tech

July 18, 2010 1:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

MILAN (Reuters) - Germany's E.On has still not decided what technology it would use for possible nuclear power plants in Italy, the head of its Italian unit, Klaus Schaefer, said in an interview with an Italian newspaper.

China's CNPC seeks to contain oil spill after pipe blast

July 17, 2010 11:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's largest oil company, China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), sought to contain ocean pollution and other impacts from an explosion of two crude oil pipelines in the northeastern port of Dalian, state media reported on Sunday.


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